Dado, 28, beat out fellow Ethiopian countrywoman Buzunesh Deba by four seconds to win last year's race in 2 hours 23 minutes and 15 seconds. She has been unable to train because a blister on her foot has become infected.
Manager Hussein Makke said in a statement, 'Given the level of swelling on her ankle and the open nature of the blister itself, she has stopped training for some time now."
Dado has not competed since June when she finished fifth in the NYRR New York Mini 10K. She made her NYC Marathon debut last year, joining Deba in catching Kenya's Mary Keitany in the 24th mile before holding off Deba for the victory.
The women's field includes Olympic gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopa and bronze medalist Tatyana Arkhipova of Russia and reigning world champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya.
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